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WORLD IN FOCUS |(Nov – Dec 2012)

News From National & International Press National President signs drug authority bill: President Asif Ali Zardari signed a bill for setting up the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to prevent sale of fake, substandard and non-registered medicines and regulate manufacturing, storage, distribution, import, sale and advertising of therapeutic drugs. Pakistan elected to UN rights council: Pakistan won a seat ... Read More »

The Suffering Soul in the Scientific Age

‘Our scientific power has overturned our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.’ Martin Luther King, Jr There can be no two opinions about the veracity of the statement that the Modern Age is the age of science. Science undoubtedly has revolutionised the world. Everyday there are new inventions, may that be in medicine, electronics, space sciences, nuclear ... Read More »


NATIONAL UK bans Bilour’s entry: Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has been barred by the British government from travelling to the UK in retaliation for the bounty he offered for the murder of a US filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. SC says govt has failed in Balochistan: The Supreme Court said the Balochistan government had constitutionally failed to curb human ... Read More »

Does Pakistani Society Regard Woman as an Angel in the House or Source of all Evils?

O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve), and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allah is Ever and All-Watcher ... Read More »


Title: Jinnah of Pakistan, Author: Stanley Wolpert, Publisher: Oxford Press, Pages: 421, Price: PKR 495/- Stanley Wolpert’s ‘Jinnah of Pakistan’, and Hector Bolitho’s ‘Jinnah: Creator of Pakistan’ are regarded as monumental works on the life of the Quaid-e-Azam. Bolitho wrote it like a novel; Wolpert, a history account. An expert touch of fiction in Bolitho’s book makes it a pleasant-read. ... Read More »


National Affairs Karachi inferno death toll hits 298: The death toll of the fire in a Karachi garments factory reached 298 with several dozen workers still unaccounted for and presumably dead in the basement that could not be penetrated by recovery team. MTDF provides $10m for promoting female education in Balochistan: The Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MTDF), under the supervision of ... Read More »


National Affairs 12-08-2012    Dawn Afghans met key Taliban leader held in Pakistan: Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taliban’s former second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is in detention in Pakistan, in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the militants. 12-08-2012 The News OBL commission wants IB under interior ministry: The commission formed to ... Read More »

Human Capital Role of Education and Health in Human Development

Health is a prerequisite for increases in productivity, while successful education relies on adequate health as well. Thus, health and education are considered as vital components of growth and development. These two human capital issues have to be treated together because of their close relationship and the fundamental fact that when we talk about investing in a person’s health or ... Read More »


National Affairs 11-07-2012    Dawn FBR gets new chairman: Mr Ali Arshad Hakeem, former chairman of NADRA, has been appointed the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. 12-07-2012    The News ICA issues stay order on Kishanganga Dam: The International Court of Arbitration has issued a stay order on the construction of Kishanganga Dam on the Neelum River at Gurez. ... Read More »

ENGLISH CHANNEL, Learning English

Nouns:   Prognostications:  a forecast or prediction\to predict from the evidence. ‘A medical examination enables a doctor to prognosticate your future health.’ Woolgathering means absent mindedness, indulgence in daydreaming. ‘His woolgathering caused failure in exams.’ Chronicle: a chronological record of events; a history. ‘I read a chronicle of Bill Gates life.’ Manage: a domestic establishment; household\ a social unit living ... Read More »